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Community Involvement

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is committed to keeping its neighbors informed on all project activities that may impact property owners. During the development of the project design, the PTC has held several public meetings to share project plans and address the public's concerns. The PTC also developed a Design Roundtable group consisting of various stakeholders throughout the corridor, including representatives from state and local agencies, neighboring communities and environmental agencies to provide input on the design of the project.

The PTC held a virtual meeting on June 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the request of the community. A portion of the meeting was taped and can be viewed using the link below. The PTC also provided responses to several written questions submitted by the community in advance of the meeting, which are also included below.

The PTC will continue to share information and respond to questions from the community as the project progresses to construction. Please check back for additional information.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Releases 2022 Sustainability Report

The report highlights initiatives the Commission is doing toward a sustainable future.

April 19, 2023 – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announces the release of its 2022 Sustainability Report. The annual report features the Commission’s 30-year timeline outlining initiatives for the future as well as the progress in making the PA Turnpike ‘America’s First Sustainable Superhighway.’
As part of its continued alignment with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2022 Sustainability Report also details PTC's efforts to safeguard the environment and reduce its carbon footprint along the 550-mile roadway.
“Protecting the environment through sustainability has been a guiding principle,” says PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “In fact, ‘Responsibility Matters’ is one of five core values in our strategic plan, underscoring an ongoing commitment to diversity, integrity, and sustainability in all practices. Heeding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals helps us create programs and initiatives to deliver on our promise of a regenerative future.”
In this year’s report, PTC states its plan to become America’s First Sustainable Superhighway by 2040. These leading initiatives include converting fully to Open Road Tolling (ORT) by 2026 and integrating solar, fiber, inductive charging, connected-vehicle technology, buried electronic transmission lines, and more by 2040—all to increase mobility and traffic flow while reducing the Commission’s carbon footprint.
Selected Highlights from PTC’s 2022 Sustainability Report:
  • Fiber Optic Network: When complete, the 500-mile fiber-optic network will reduce carbon footprint and extend broadband to help close the digital divide in underserved areas along the Turnpike.
  • Pollinator Garden: A pollinator habitat has been cultivated at the Turnpike central office to replace grassy areas with native plants that attract and provide a habitat for insects like bees and butterflies. The outcome is reduced mowing and insecticide use along with lower maintenance costs.
  • Roadside Vegetation: An Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management pilot program offers an environmentally safe maintenance approach to restore native and natural habitats, filter pollution, reduce erosion, and improve ecosystem diversity along the roadside.
  • Wireless EV Charging: Currently in development is a project to charge Electric Vehicles (EVs) as they drive. A method of wireless power transfer called “inductive charging” employs coils embedded in the pavement to create a magnetic field that is ‘picked up’ by a receiver on EVs.
The report includes the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s ongoing commitment to its employees and the communities they call home. Throughout 2022, PTC and its employees raised more than $28,000 for charities through their State Employee Combined Appeal Campaign, volunteered at several Food Banks across the state, collected supplies and donations to support Ukraine troops, and hosted local female high school students for a STEAM Day.
Click on 2022-ptc-sustainability-report.pdf ( to learn more about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s sustainability efforts and view the 2022 report.
Editor’s Note: Video soundbites of the report’s highlights can be found by clicking the links below.
Keith Jack, Director of Facilities Operations for the PA Turnpike Commission discusses:
Sustainability Report
EV Charging at the Turnpike
Fiber Optic Project
James Kaiser, Stormwater Management Specialist for the PA Turnpike Commission discusses:
Pollinator Habitat Project
Vegetation Project
Media Contacts:
Kathleen Walter, 267-326-3856
Carl DeFebo, 717-645-2265

Traffic Noise Resources

Noise Impact Analysis

A noise impact analysis report was prepared for the entire Milepost 320-326 corridor from the Route 29 Interchange (Milepost 320) to the Valley Forge Interchange (Milepost 326). This report describes the methodology and presents the findings of the traffic noise study conducted for the full-depth reconstruction project of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. The full-depth reconstruction project will convert the existing four-lane roadway with a 10-foot median to a six-lane typical section with a 26-foot median. The purpose of the traffic noise study is (1) to determine if project-related noise impacts will occur and (2) to determine whether noise abatement for affected areas in the form of sound barriers or other mitigation measures would be warranted, feasible, and reasonable, based upon Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) criteria as utilized by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC).

Noise Impact Analysis Report

The Noise Impact Analysis Report is a Large File (Approximately 30MB). Depending on Your Internet Connection, Downloading Time Will Vary.

Recommended Sound Barrier Locations

This section provides direct access to the maps that show recommended sound barrier locations throughout the Mileposts 320-326 project area without having to download the entire Noise Analysis Report. Sheets 6 and 7 pertain to this project and sheets 1 through 5 pertain to Milepost 320 to 324 project that will be constructed at a later date. The earth berm behind the Valley Forge Service Plaza has already been constructed to serve as a sound barrier.

Sound Barrier Locations

Community Involvement

In September 2011, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission met with impacted property owners in the project area to determine whether or not they wanted a sound barrier and if so, the preferred color and texture of the barrier facing the community. View the results at the link below.

Sound Barrier Community Meetings

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Sound Barrier Community Meetings

Sound Barrier Community Meetings (September 26 & 27, 2011)

On September 26 and 27, 2011, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission met with impacted property owners in the project area to determine whether or not they wanted a sound barrier and if so, the preferred color and texture of the barrier facing the community.

These Sound Barrier Community Meetings were held at the Valley Forge Middle School in Wayne, Pa. and were attended by a total of 192 residents over two nights. Impacted property owners (those predicted to be impacted by traffic noise during the project's design year (2035) as defined in the Noise Impact Analysis Report) were invited to attend and cast their votes. All impacted property owners voted on whether or not they were in favor of construction of a sound barrier. Only property owners whose property line touches the Turnpike right-of-way line or future sound barrier location were asked to give their preferences for the color and texture of the wall. These impacted property owners were then divided into nine color-coded voting groups based on continuity of sound barriers and sight line of barriers.

Please click on the following links to view the meeting materials and displays that were available at the meeting, including the color and texture choices available for the sound barriers and a link to the sound barrier mapping for the project area.

Color and Texture Options


Over fifty percent of the impacted property owners in the project area participated in the voting process. The majority of voters in each voting group selected ashlar stone as the preferred texture for the wall. The preferred colors of the wall included gray, tan and beige. The detailed results of the vote are listed below:

Voting Group/Noise Study Area Area Description Color/Texture
1 - NSA N1 Howells Road area north of Turnpike Gray Ashlar Stone
2 - NSA S1 & S2 South of Turnpike - Along Yellow Springs Road and includes Vanguard School Gray Ashlar Stone
3 - NSA S3 Summerhill Gray Ashlar Stone
4 - NSA S7 Earthen Berm Behind Valley Forge Service Plaza Earthen Berm
5a - NSA S7 & N6 Glenhardie single family homes Beige Ashlar Stone
5b - NSA S8 Glenhardie Golf Course and Condominium Association Tan Ashlar Stone
6 - NSA S4 Fox Hollow and Main Street Village Gray Ashlar Stone
7 - NSA S5 Eagles Ridge Condominiums and Valley Stream Tan Ashlar Stone
8 - NSA S6 Sullivan's Bridge, The Ponds and The Quarters Tan Ashlar Stone
9 - NSA S6 Green Hills Gray Ashlar Stone

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